About Us

Founded in 1997, San Francisco Book Company is an English language bookshop located in the Odeon area of the Left Bank in Paris.

We offer a wide range of books including hardcover, paperback and pocketbook fiction, first editions, mysteries, science fiction, academic, esoteric and collectible titles on a wide variety of subjects: history, art, science, philosophy, religion, humanities, theater, music, film, food, children's etc.

Our inventory is all used but we get recently published stuff in all the time.

We will special order books if they are out of print or hard to find.  You can ask the website to notify you of new arrivals in your areas of interest. 

Our website can be browsed by subject, author, title or keyword. We post books worldwide and accept credit cards, Paypal, bankwire, and checks drawn on a French bank.

We also buy books of all kinds and in all quantities. There is a buyer in the shop every day. It is best to call ahead so that we can let you know whether we are interested in certain titles. You can send us emails with lists and photos in advance.  We do make house calls but it depends on the quantity and quality of what is offered. We pay cash and also offer credit at a higher rate to be applied to our inventory.


At this time we are not currently buying, and only accepting donations, though this will only be for a short time.

We are open seven days a week the year round. Feel free to call us or email us if you have any questions.


The Staff at San Francisco Books